Arden, Kydd & Sundin
March 18 — April 20, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18th, noon — 5pm
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Monte Clark is pleased to present an exhibition of video work by Roy Arden, Owen Kydd and Vilhelm Sundin on view March 18—April 20th, 2023. On view are video works displayed on monitors or projected onto walls at the entrance of the gallery.
This exhibition is part of the 2023 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibitions Program.
Consisting of scenes that unfold in urban settings, Kydd and Sundin examine tensions between the familiar and artificial, while Arden depicts scenes of Vancouver unrecognizable in the aftermath of the 1994 Stanley Cup riot. These works provide a multifaceted view of the city, as a site of intertwined perspectives and narratives that inform our experiences and identity along with a degree of unpredictability.
Sundin’s The Alley depicts events unfolding in an alleyway both real and fictitious, mixing captured video footage with animation. Kydd’s storefronts come alive in a deceptive play of reflected light and drifting motion across colorful glass objects. Arden’s Supernatural is a fifteen-minute video in which Arden has compiled television news footage of the riot that followed the defeat of the Vancouver Canucks by the New York Rangers in the 1994 Stanley Cup finals. Some of the imagery seems predictable enough— folks letting off steam by waving banners, flashing their breasts, committing minor acts of vandalism, and so on. But other vignettes are not recognizable as the aftermath of a hockey game loss.
Roy Arden’s work can be found in many public collections in North America and Europe, including The National Gallery of Canada, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Centre Pompidou, Paris, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart. He has exhibited in dozens of international exhibitions from New York to Sharjah, and Berlin to Sydney. In 2007 the Vancouver Art Gallery mounted a survey exhibition, accompanied by a publication covering his work from 1981-2007.
Owen Kydd studied at SFU and UCLA and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has recently exhibited at the Sprengel Museum (Hannover), Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and the International Center of Photography (New York). Kydd’s works are housed in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the San Francisco MoMA, the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Albright-Knox Museum (Buffalo, New York), and numerous others.
Vilhelm Sundin’s work operates between photography and film, presenting durational scenes comprised of visual elements both real and imagined, depicting familiar yet impossible scenarios. He holds an MFA from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and a BA in Media Arts from Emily Carr University. After winning the inaugural Lind Prize in 2016, Sundin’s work was presented in the Polygon Gallery’s opening exhibition N.Vancouver. After moving from his native Sweden in 2006, Vilhelm Sundin now lives and works in Vancouver, BC.
animation, photography and video footage
HD screen sizes: 84 inch, 64 inch, 50 inch